Hoptown Half & 5K Makes Donation to United Way
During a check presentation Monday morning in downtown Hopkinsville, mere steps from the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K start line on Main Street, members of the race committee made the event’s donation to The United Way of the Pennyrile official. In its inaugural effort this past September, the Hoptown Half & 5K (sponsored respectively by Planters Bank and Jennie Stuart Health) drew nearly 640 participants from 16 different states, ultimately creating a contribution of $14,131 — the largest independent fundraiser within the local United Way chapter’s 2019 campaign.
United Way of the Pennyrile, which partners with over 20 agencies from the four-county service area of Caldwell, Christian, Todd and Trigg, strives to go beyond temporary fixes and create lasting change that lifts up the entire region. With a focus on education, income and health —building blocks for a good quality of life — United Way of the Pennyrile unites people and resources to improve lives and strengthen communities.
Pictured (from left) are Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman, Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K Race Director Korey Raymond, United Way of the Pennyrile Executive Director Annie Catron, Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator Toby Hudson, Visit Hopkinsville Executive Director Brooke Jung and City of Hopkinsville Marketing & Events Coordinator Chris Jung. Photo credit: Jim Creighton, Heirloom Table Home
The 2nd Annual Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 in Hopkinsville, and registration is now open. Visit HoptownHalf.com to sign up or get more information.